After two recounts, it looks like the race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat is finally over and that Republican Gov. Rick Scott is the winner.
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded the race to Scott on Sunday afternoon. Scott declared victory following the Nov. 6 election, but the race was close enough to trigger both a machine and hand recount. The final results published Sunday showed Scott led Nelson by about 10,000 votes. The Associated Press reports Florida officials will certify the election results Tuesday.
This was the most expensive race this election season — about $181 million was spent on it, including spending by both candidates and outside groups.
Scott was a multimillionaire businessman who had never run for office before he won the governor's seat in 2010. He couldn't run for re-election as Florida's governor because of the state's term limits.